×

Warning

JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 590300
Friday, 04 March 2016 08:25

Secret nbn trial slashes per-premises costs in half Featured

By
Laurie Patton, CEO, IA Laurie Patton, CEO, IA

A new leaked internal document reveals secret trials of low-cost fibre-to-the-premises program by nbn.

It says nbn successfully trialled a multi-technology local fibre network, which uses cutting-edge, thinner optical fibres combined with flexible joints and other improvements, in two Victorian sites over 18 months from July 2014.

The advanced technology that can bypass the ageing Telstra copper wire network from the node to the home is claimed to cut per-premises construction costs in half.

According to Laurie Patton, CEO of Internet Australia, the peak body representing Internet users, this new leak brings into question whether it’s now time to have another look at the multi-technology mix model.

He said, “The point was always that fibre-to-the-node was supposed to deliver the network sooner and for less cost. But it now looks like it might be coming close to the same price.

“We always knew that technology and improved implementation processes would gradually bring down the cost of FttP."

Patton is giving evidence at a Senate NBN inquiry this morning. But he has foreshadowed that it appears there’s a case to review the current strategy for fibre-to-the-node if there are now less costly ways of doing fibre-to-premises.

He explained fibre-to-the-node requires electricity and one issue slowing the roll out is the need to get approval from local councils for installation of this power.

Whereas, fibre-to-premises needs no power.

Stay tuned for more developments.


Subscribe to ITWIRE UPDATE Newsletter here

GRAND OPENING OF THE ITWIRE SHOP

The much awaited iTWire Shop is now open to our readers.

Visit the iTWire Shop, a leading destination for stylish accessories, gear & gadgets, lifestyle products and everyday portable office essentials, drones, zoom lenses for smartphones, software and online training.

PLUS Big Brands include: Apple, Lenovo, LG, Samsung, Sennheiser and many more.

Products available for any country.

We hope you enjoy and find value in the much anticipated iTWire Shop.

ENTER THE SHOP NOW!

INTRODUCING ITWIRE TV

iTWire TV offers a unique value to the Tech Sector by providing a range of video interviews, news, views and reviews, and also provides the opportunity for vendors to promote your company and your marketing messages.

We work with you to develop the message and conduct the interview or product review in a safe and collaborative way. Unlike other Tech YouTube channels, we create a story around your message and post that on the homepage of ITWire, linking to your message.

In addition, your interview post message can be displayed in up to 7 different post displays on our the iTWire.com site to drive traffic and readers to your video content and downloads. This can be a significant Lead Generation opportunity for your business.

We also provide 3 videos in one recording/sitting if you require so that you have a series of videos to promote to your customers. Your sales team can add your emails to sales collateral and to the footer of their sales and marketing emails.

See the latest in Tech News, Views, Interviews, Reviews, Product Promos and Events. Plus funny videos from our readers and customers.

SEE WHAT'S ON ITWIRE TV NOW!

BACK TO HOME PAGE

Share News tips for the iTWire Journalists? Your tip will be anonymous

WEBINARS ONLINE & ON-DEMAND

GUEST ARTICLES

VENDOR NEWS

Guest Opinion

Guest Interviews

Guest Reviews

Guest Research

Guest Research & Case Studies

Channel News

Comments